Victoria, BC (ISN) – The second race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series – the Cobble Hill 10K – took place Sunday, February 26 and will be followed by the Synergy Health Management Ltd Bazan Bay 5K this coming Sunday on March 4.
The Open Men category was a closely contested race with SeanChester(Aspire Running) winning in 32:25 followed by Shane Ruljancich (Prairie Inn Harriers) in 32:49. Third was Ben Brzezynski (Aspire Running) in 32:53. The women’s race was won by Catrin Jones in 36:36, second was Claire Morgan (Aspire Running) in 37:17, and third was Kate Scallion in 37:58. Top masters male was Vince Brotherston in 35:18, top masters female was Nancy Baxendale (Prairie Inn Harriers) in 38:40.
“We had 383 finishers, which we are pleased with considering we had to re-schedule the race,” said Race Director Ian Milne. “The conditions were perfect which resulted in some fast times. I would like to thank all of the volunteers who did a great job marshalling the course, and for preparing the post-race food. For a small club we are blessed with a core group who are great to work with.”
The Frontrunners Green Jersey for the fastest male sprinter over the last 100-metres was won by Byron Trajan in the open category (12.61) and Sean Windrum in the masters category (13.61). Allison Roberts won the female open in 16.08 and Rachel Kimler the masters in 19.31.
Runners leave the start of the Cobble Hill 10 K Sunday (Photo by Don Carson).
The Prairie Inn Harriers, Victoria lead the club standings with 2,609 points, followed by Comox Valley Road Runners with 1,238. Frontrunners Athletic Club and Bastion Running Club are tied in third place with 1,052 points. Full gun time results are on http://racedaytiming.ca/series?pg=raceresult&;race=289
The Cobble Hill 10K is now followed by Synergy Health Management Ltd Bazan Bay 5K this coming Sunday on March 4 at 11 am.
The race has a new course this year, an out-and-back route starting at
Runners can register online until midnight, Wednesday February 29 at www.vira.bc.ca or at Frontrunners, 1200 Vancouver Street on Saturday March 3, or on race day at the Mary Winspear Center, Sidney. Race registration until February 29 is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Race day fees are $35 and $30 for students.
“Team West Coast put on not only a very good, fast race but is also very welcoming to participants of all ages and abilities,” said Cathy Noel, President of the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association (VIRA). “The 5K is a manageable distance for younger runners who come out to run and walk with their parents, classmates or teammates. This race is also a good judge for those people with the goal of going in the TC10K. “
The Prairie Inn Harriers, Victoria lead the club standings with 2,609 points, followed by Comox Valley Road Runners with 1,238. Frontrunners Athletic Club and Bastion Running Club are tied in third place with 1,052 points.
Eight races make up the Frontrunners Island Race Series. The